Monseratt Caracoza and her son Sebastian Mosqueda were still at the Tulare County Sheriff's substation.
The mom was interviewed and both were given a medical evaluation. The good news is that we're told both baby and mother are not hurt physically.
ABC30 was at the Caracoza home earlier Tuesday night when detectives delivered the good news to Monseratt's parents.
The families' ordeal started more than 18 hours earlier after their 8-month-old grandson Sebastian and his mother had been abducted from their home just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Hours later investigators triggered a statewide amber alert.
Investigators found the suspect – 23-year-old Pedro Mosqueda in Poplar just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night after a citizen tipped them off to his location.
Sheriff Bill Wittman arrived along with his deputies to arrest Mosqueda.
He says the suspect didn't put up a fight.
Meanwhile through an interpreter, the family told us they're elated to have their two loved ones back.
Speaking in Spanish Jesus Caracoza said that hopes that his daughter and grandson are ok because he took him without any blanket, any food, or anything.
"We all watched what happened in Patterson and we saw how that ended and you always had that fearful part of that in your own heart. And all you can do is pray for the right thing and hopefully it'll happen the right way and it did," Bill Wittman said.
Caracoza's parents have made the trip to the substation and they're with Monserrat and little Sebastian.
Investigators say Pedro Mosqueda will likely face parental abduction and kidnapping charges.
He already had one outstanding warrant out for his arrest for domestic violence.
But again the good news is that mother and baby are back safely and they will be back home sometime Tuesday night.NEWS BY LOCATION | ABC30 BLOGS | DISCUSSION FORUMS
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